LAST NIGHT THERE WAS AN EVENT SO EPIC AND HISTORIC THAT ONLY ALL CAPS WILL DO TO TELL IT! ERIC CANTOR LOST TO A TEA PARTY CHALLENGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No, seriously. A Tea Party candidate named Dave Brat defeated the sitting House Majority Leader in a primary election in Virginia’s 7th district. Republican congressman Eric Cantor is officially a lame duck. It wasn’t even close. Quack quack. So far I’ve hear three main theories for this totally unexpected upset. Let’s start with the Almighty kos, Supreme Cheeto of the Great Orange Satan:

That’s right, those redneck racist teabillies in central Virginia voted against Eric Cantor they hate Da Joos. My rebuttal:

The second theory goes like this:

It was those sneaky Democrats! I guess that is theoretically possible but it would have take quite a few Democrats plus some disgruntled GOP voters. The third theory blames immigration reform:

Eric Cantor a Casualty of Immigration Reform The Tea Party has proven it still packs a political punch in 2014, thanks to the debate over immigration reform. In the most stunning upset so far of this midterm season, the second-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives lost his party’s primary on Tuesday. Eric Cantor, the man seen as next-in-line to become House Speaker, was handily defeated by college professor Dave Brat. It’s extraordinary for a congressional leader to lose his or her primary race and, in this case, one of the big reasons for the upset was the highly charged issue of immigration.

I’ll be honest and admit I have no idea what really happened, although I think that first theory is kinda far-fetched. Maybe our VA TCHers can give us some on the ground insights. I do know that this was a big shock to some people, mainly those inside-the-Beltway Village Idiots.

Nobody saw this coming and they are very upset. One thing our ruling elites and their courtiers do not like is when outsiders interfere with their plotting and scheming. Cantor is an insider. Belt is not.


This is like a death in the royal family to our ruling elites. If the mob could take down Eric Cantor then nobody is safe!

Expect this story to dominate the political news today.

He lost????

He lost????

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152 Responses to KA-BLOOEY!

  1. The Klown says:

    One of the funniest reactions was “We’re not losing a congressman, we’re gaining a lobbyist.”

    • The Klown says:

      The pro-immigration protestors that crashed Cantor’s post-defeat pity party were pretty funny too.

      • Lulu says:

        A Spanish speaking hotel employee had to tell them to beat feet before the cops came. Cantor supporters were yelling at them and throwing glasses of Cabernet. It was epically bizarre. Political street theater gone really wrong.

  2. The Klown says:
  3. votermom says:

    Cantor spent $2million on his primary campaign.
    Brat spent $200K, and had 2 staffers who operated out of a flip phone.

    • The Klown says:

      Brat RAISED $200K but he only SPENT $128K – Cantor spent more on steakhouses than Brat spent total.

      • votermom says:

        I think Cantor should probably also blame Obama’s illegal immigrant children’s crusade.

        • leslie says:

          Funny, last night while watching Megyn (the late rerun) I thought the same as those 2 (Cantor and the children’s crusade) were practically side by side. And again had more thoughts about what Obama is actually doing to this country. It is purely evil (I don’t usually use that word) and may well cause greater disruption within this nation than his raaaacist theme could ever do.
          I never really gave credence to all the talk about evil and demonic plans of obama until the past 2 weeks. His actions are not Alinsky – they are Jarret and obama and Ayers and others whose names I don’t even know. And obama has been willing to spread this hate on our country.

        • Lulu says:

          The wandering poor does sound familiar. Send them where you want to overwhelm local authority.

          • swanspirit says:

            If I had the money, I would bus those children to every Democratic private pro- amnesty neighborhood /community in the North East , starting with some bloggers and media personality neighborhoods , and drop them ff at their doorsteps . But I would probably get arrested for child trafficking .

          • Lulu says:

            Sanctuary cities should be the first bus stop. It sounds all emo and stuff but those touting this have no idea what a mess it turns out to be.

          • Constance says:

            I would donate to a collection to offer bus money to illegals to send them to elitist Democrat neighborhoods. There is no reason to hold these people in the southwest border states since the Feds aren’t going to send them home to their country of origin anyway. They might as well be moved to the northeast power centers.

    • AniEm says:

      This is as significant as Brat’s win. How many dollars are wasted on political campaigns in the US? And what are we getting in return? Every candidate should be limited to $200K which might level the playing field, knock out the fat cats in both political parties and their “consultants”, and result in lots of MSM layoffs. This has the potential to be a transformative and truly subversive political victory.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Cantor raised 5.5M and spent 5M from what I hear.

      • threewickets says:

        That’s right. Cantor spent 25X what his challenger spent. You don’t need that kind of money spent in the general media these days, especially when you have social media for free. Tons of money wasted running TV ads that voters get tired of seeing. The money is really just a payoff to the media channels and newspapers so their editorial coverage of you is more favorable.

  4. driguana says:

    Read another excuse this morning somewhere….it was the rain!

    • Lulu says:

      But the voter turnout was much higher than in 2012. Like 50% higher. I thought lower turnout too until I saw the 2012 figure. That district turned out like gangbusters and weren’t afraid of getting wet. Pissy, pissy voters. Now he has to resign the Majority leadership before they physically throw him out.

  5. angienc says:

    First of all, as I read elsewhere, if the Dem party Cantor’s reliably conservative district were organized enough to do an “operation chaos” they would have been organized enough to put up a better candidate then the last minute token guy they have (and yes, the Dem candidate Trammel is a prof at the same college Brat is, but Brat’s PhD is in Economics; Trammel’s is in Education /eye roll). Also, I read that turnout was normal — so a flood of Dems “crossing over” is unlikely — no one on EITHER side thought Cantor was going to lose, hence the token Dem opposition.
    Second of all, Markos is a racist anti-Semitic asshole — Cantor currently is serving his 13th year in office and won re-election last time with 60+ percent of the vote. The theory that his district all of a sudden became anti-Jew can only be bought by the truly, ridiculously brain dead (i.e., Markos and his ilk).
    Finally, I do think it was Immigration reform that did Cantor in — that is what Brat talked about, Cantor is known to have been pushing it in the House up until the last 2 weeks & the shots of all the illegal teens flooding the border under Obama this last week didn’t help Cantor one bit.

    • leslie says:

      I’d say “Markos is a racist anti-Semitic asshole” to Markos directly but fear being thrown off Twitter forever. I imagine we could leave off the “anti-Semitic” and still be 100% correct. I liked your addition of “brain-dead”.

    • DeniseVB says:

      That’s what worries me, Brat wasn’t really vetted. I’m sure the Dems are looking for his cross-dressing, child porn, drug dealing, first wives, DUI’s and sex with co-eds as I type…… 😉

      • Lulu says:

        He has a divinity degree from Princeton mixed in with his other educational credits. He knows how to speak without sounding like an asshole. I was impressed with how he explains unregulated and out of control illegal immigration in very stark economic terms. It hurts everyone including the immigrants who are economically abused and given false promises.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        For sure. 👿

    • swanspirit says:

      The dimilluminati have switched to : “The national Republican Party just lost their only remaining Jewish member because he wasn’t racist enough.”

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Laura Ingraham campaigned for him and while he was a Tea Party favorite not one large TP organization endorsed him. It was all a local, below the radar effort. Real honest-to-goodness grassroots. Should be a warning shot to the TP powers also.

    Lulu was right, as an open voting state and low turnout numbers, doubt the Dems played spoiler. It’s a pretty solid red district in the Richmond area and Brat should easily win in Nov, unless he goes full right wing nuttery on teh gheys and wimmins.

  7. votermom says:

    If Hillary has any sense she’d start making anti-amnesty noises now. It’s tge kind of triangulation that Bill was a master at.

  8. The Klown says:

    I just noticed that a bunch of my paragraph breaks are missing. I don’t usually write using long sentences and paragraphs.

  9. votermom says:

  10. cynic says:

    There is such a disconnect between the politicians and the people. We keep hearing about Immigration and Climate Change, yet when you check the polls, this is what you get:

    Scroll down to page 41. It breaks down the party, age, race, etc., and tells what is most important. We need to scream this to the politicians. They aren’t listening!

    Click to access finalimmigrationsurvey%20%282%29.pdf

  11. Just saying—–I am often a lone Jewish voice over here, and say what you want about Eric Cantor, this is a huge loss for those of us who feel very strongly that the Jews need a strong presence on both sides of the aisle. At age 61 my generation of Jews were traumatized by the details of the 6 million dead in WWII and although many hate “identity politics,” for many Jews it is a matter of survival to have our own in powerful places. Excuse the snark in the following article—it makes some good points, but it is Politico after all……


    • DandyTIger says:

      Cantor had been very well liked in this district. And the level of power he reached is a source of pride here. But over the last few years, he’s forgotten his constituents. He stopped listening, and we noticed. I think it’s as simple as that. This campaign was the perfect example of that. Everyone was yelling about their worries and fears and what they wanted changed. Brat listened and seemed to have similar views. Cantor completely ignored the voters and instead ran a negative campaign that in it’s attempt to paint Brat as a looney, managed to alienate everyone. Classic.

      That said, I also had a lot of pride that we had a jewish congressman. And I’ve met Eric and like him quite a bit, despite our policy differences. I’ll miss him in that seat. But I suspect he’ll return to government somehow. And I think not from K-street.

    • Constance says:

      I had no idea Cantor was Jewish. I would guess most citizens didn’t know he was Jewish. They voted him out because he didn’t meet their needs in a representative and they wouldn’t have cared what religion he was. If more Jewish folks want to run for office they are free to do so and the fact that Cantor was reelected so many times shows they have a great chance of winning.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Yeah. Jewishness is important to Jews, but not so very much to others if the others have their minds on straight. Those that don’t, and consider it an ISSUE are bonkers on several fronts, usually. Converse with them at your own peril. It’s likely seeking logic from CNN.

  12. DandyTIger says:

    Well, Eric was my congressman. Looks like I’ll have a new guy named Brat. Here’s what I’m hearing. First Brat was vetted. Cantor did a blitz of negative ads, did the research, tried to find dirt and didn’t. Brat’s an elite academic type in economics and ethics. Seems like a good guy, which means he won’t fit in very well. So don’t expect him to move up in the ranks of congress.

    Though Brat had some support from local tea-party groups, he had zero support from national tea-party groups. He made it clear that he’s just a principled republican, not tea-part specifically from early on.

    There looks to be no significant Dem cross over numbers from what we’re seeing. But Brat had heavy support from several radio talk show people including Ingram, Beck, and others. The local theories are that that heavy radio support, Cantor’s only negative campaign, and the last few days story of the the giant influx of kids across the border (6400 last year to so far 90,000 kids this year), and the generally low turn out (so only enthusiastic voters) did the trick.

    Brat will be running in a very safe conservative district. There is little to no chance that the Dem opponent can win. Barring someone finding a used goat in his closet of course.

    • The Klown says:

      My general rule is that I stay out of elections I’m not eligible to vote in so I’ve never formed an opinion on Cantor.

    • gram cracker says:

      Hopefully he will be well prepped by Ann Coulter about how to respond to the inevitable trap questions about rape, abortion, birth control and ultrasound probes.

      Can’t believe I’m referencing Coulter in a positive manner. What a crazy through-the-looking-glass world we live on now!

      • DandyTIger says:

        I know, crazy. The drugs help though.

      • Constance says:

        He should just respond by saying “I am here to talk about the economic issues that plague our country” and move on. If pressed just say “rape is a crime, abortion and birth control are settled law, next question.”

    • DeniseVB says:

      Thanks DT for all your input from your southern neighbor in VA02 ! I’m embarrassed to say I always thought Cantor was in a NoVa district, and never heard Brat’s name til last night. Now looking forward to your Gillespie v. Warner observations. 😀

      • DandyTIger says:

        Waving from the 5th district (on the edge of the 7th). I think Warner’s going to sail through that one. Gillespie’s just not connecting. Warner was very well liked as Gov., and as Senator has been pretty well liked, esp. since he hasn’t really been controversial. I’ve meet him a few times. Seems nice. But don’t underestimate his insider chops. If Hillary doesn’t run, I think he’d be a serious contender. But who knows, the voters are particularly feisty. 🙂

        • DeniseVB says:

          I get ya 😉 Back in the day, 2005-7 (?), I was one of the DU’s early supporters of Warner for President thingy groups. Then went to Webb, then Biden. By 2008, I was Edwards. When JRE got toasted by Leno (“What are you thinking, running as a rich, white man…?”) ….and the “sour grapes” wing of the of the lib sites started attacking me, ObamaClintonObamaClintonShutUp Took a long break…..til I found the Pumas/Tea’ps, No, I won’t shut up 🙂

    • Constance says:

      Yeah, with a background in economics and being a person who values ethics Brat certainly won’t fit in in the federal government or either of the political parties.

  13. The Klown says:
  14. The Klown says:

    The House Armed Services Committee is grilling Chuck Hagel right now on C-Span3

  15. foxyladi14 says:

    Here come de bus!!!! 😆

  16. piper says:

    Interesting – Eric’s loss has upset the apple cart with people running frantically thru the halls of Congress trying to spin the loss. Perhaps some are scared that this could happen to them. Reality is a harsh mistress.
    Nancy Peepee on the loss

    • lyn says:

      The 9/11, Fort Hood and Boston Marathon massacres are too far in the past for stupid people who write this garbage.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Send your SIL a copy of Greg Gutfeld’s Not Cool, he pretty much explains, in easy to understand words, how the “cool” people get duped. 🙂

      • Monster from the Id says:

        Uh, jihadis are anti-socialist (our govt. created al-Qaida to fight the Soviet Union, after all), anti-feminist, religious fundamentalists. They are right-wing, just a different flavor than the Western variety.

        • Monster from the Id says:

          Though mind you, I don’t mean they’re friends of the Western right.

          Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were strongly anti-Communist, but that didn’t stop them from warring with the capitalist West. I suppose that’s why both the Nazis (the 1939 pact) and the Western capitalists were willing to ally with the USSR. The USSR was solely a political rival, whereas the fascists and the Western capitalists were political AND commercial rivals.

          • lyn says:

            I understand, and your explanation is great.

          • angienc says:

            The Nazis were socialists. They — like the rest of the LEFT WING, scapegoated the “greedy Jews,” as the only thing holding them back from creating an ideal society.
            And don’t kid yourself: if given enough power, the western left would do the exact same thing today if they could, only this time they are saying it is “white privilege” and capitalism that are stopping their forward progress to utopia – but the end result is the same: the right kind of people – the “pure” ones — know what’s best.
            That’s the proper analogy, not the nonsense you are spewing that “anti-Communist” equates to “right wing.”

          • threewickets says:

            Stalin murdered 30 million, Mao murdered 50 million, even more than H!tler. There are plenty of murderous psychos and extremists on the left.

          • Monster from the Id says:

            3W is correct that sociopaths can be found all over the political spectrum. Unfortunately, their lack of morality and empathy makes them more effective competitors, so they will tend to find their way to the top of any system, including ours. 😦

            Yes, the Nazis called themselves socialists.

            The Spanish Inquisition called itself Christian. Was it?

            (Bet you weren’t expecting I’d mention the Spanish Inquisition) 😉

          • votermom says:

            The Nazis called themselves National Socialists because they were socialists.
            The Inquisition is typical of what happens in theocracies.

          • angienc says:

            The Nazi’s “called” themselves socialists because they were socialists, no matter how much idiots like you deny it.
            This is America — that means you get to be as stupid and as ignorant as you want; but you don’t get to change FACTS.

          • Monster from the Id says:

            What facts? This is politics. It’s all opinions and subjective definitions. 😛

            Objective truth exists in the natural sciences and their practical applications.

            But outside of them? To borrow the line attributed to an ancient Roman official of some notoriety, “What is truth?”

        • DandyTIger says:

          It’s hard to map either jihadis types or the nazi types to our right/left spectrum. Both jihadists and nazis are big on government/community absolutist control over the population. Which you could argue maps to the left-wing. If you look at the recent libertarian and tea-party small gov. trends on the right, those are as far from jihadist or nazi movements as you can get. And of course clearly left/socialist movements in the end require a totalitarian government in order to work properly. But like I said, it’s hard, or really silly, to try to map those other systems to our political spectrum. In reality, if you look at our two parties, they’re 99% the same when you pull back and look at the rest of the world. Though I admit they make very different noises at election time.

    • piper says:

      Does your SIL believe this garbage coming from Salon. After reading this, I had to wash my hands and remove Salon cookies from my preference file.

      • lyn says:

        LOL. I hope not, but she is anti-Tea Party, anti-GOP, anti-gun, etc. I commented on her FB page but deleted it out of respect for her brother (my hubby). 🙂

    • The Klown says:

      Salon is like the electronic print version of MSNBC – they are good for shitzengiggles but you can’t take anything they say seriously.

    • 49erDweet says:

      My condolences to your daughter.

  17. DandyTIger says:

    Tells you how much I’ve been paying attention to local politics. Some years ago the districts were changed. Though I used to be in that district, I’m not any more. Yeah, I need to get out more.

    • The Klown says:

      I was at the southern end of one district and now I’m at the northern end of a different one. My old rep got redistricted out of a job.

      • DandyTIger says:

        I’m on the edge between the 5th and 7th districts. Used to be in the 7th, now in the 5th.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        The goal of Maryland’s horrid redistricting is to have: One party. One view. One choice.
        Liberty and Justice are for peons.

        I am waiting for them to name the Prius as the (One) State car.
        With mandatory/enforced car sharing.

      • 1539days says:

        My district changed because I live in one of those blue states that lost some more reps due to massive population loss.

  18. The Klown says:
  19. DandyTIger says:

    By the way, the core of Cantor’s 7th district is Richmond, VA. Which is 50% black, 40% white, and 10% other fun stuff. So yeah, typical crazy tea-party types.

  20. helenk3 says:


    maybe this will be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Harry Reid is a disgrace as a human being

  21. Constance says:

    The Daily Beast, Michale Tomasky, “Eric Cantors loss is a political earthquake”


  22. DeniseVB says:

    Cantor stepping down in July? via leftnutter USAToday, I’ll keep my powder dry……..


    • 1539days says:

      Stepping down as majority leader. Boehner needs to get number 3 in the number 2 spot before the conservatives can do a number 2 on him.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Was wondering why we’ve gone from a yearly 6500 kids crossing the boarder to 90,000 kids so far this year, likely to approach 200,000. Figured it was organized somehow.

  23. votermom says:

    OT LOL
    One of the few openly rightwing sf writers, Larry Correia, has been in a war of words with some nitwit lefty columnist in The Guardian.
    Anyway, this is awesome ironic merchandise

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Even better is his takedown of the blithering idiots who say women taught to defend themselves are empowering the rape culture.

  24. Lulu says:

    This rundown of Cantor and his shenanigans over the past couple of years and his campaign is very eye opening. http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2014/05/eric-cantor-the-amazing-adventures-of-cantor-and-gutierrez-virginia-primary-june-10/ I had seen references to his underhanded dealing but this is a fairly detailed rundown of his stunts. His duplicitous collusion with amnesty backing Dems is very interesting. No wonder he lost. And the thought of this liar as Speaker is scary.

    • cynic says:

      And taken from this link:

      In late March, Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) joined with Democrats at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida “to collaborate with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress.” The event:

      …”was organized by a group that has “received money from left leaning unions, George Soros backed-organization, and a major Democrat contributor.”

      Eric is recommending McCarthy for his position, once he steps down.

  25. cynic says:

    I’ve been complaining for months that my Congressman is a yes-man for Cantor. He’s right there with Luis Gutierrez on Immigration. As a matter of fact, Cantor was in a bit of hot water when he sent a large amount of funds his way, for his reelection. I’m starting to catch on with the ‘scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’. Too bad that we are affected by their comradeship.

  26. helenk3 says:

    coming up on Bret Bair an interview with the pilot who flew the survivors and the bodies of the 4 killed in Benghazi out of the country. when the video becomes available it should be good

    • The Klown says:

      Unless there is evidence that Bergdahl set out to betray our country then I see no point in locking him in prison. But he should be court martialed for desertion and if found guilty stripped of all pay and entitlements, reduced in rank to E-1 and given a dishonorable discharge.

      He is not a hero.

    • swanspirit says:

      RUT ROH ! Bergdahl was reading Ayn Rand ! If the left finds out , they will desert the deserter faster than Superman can stop a speeding bullet ! The worm will turn faster than Morgan Freeman can go through the wormhole , and Neil deGrasse Tyson will no longer explain how traveling faster than the speed of light is impossible , because we will have witnessed it .

  27. lyn says:

    That sounds like something Obama and his lap dogs would do.

  28. 49erDweet says:

    Good thread, K. Must have been Ultra HD Wriagra today.

  29. The Klown says:
  30. 49erDweet says:

    Rant Alert!!
    YD is bilingual tenured elementary teach. Third grade third world bilingual students of Spanish speaking parents. Less than 50% parental involvement. Listening to her, the ineffective/incompetent teacher situation is much, much worse. In her school fourth/fifth grade teacher’s fight to be assigned her promotions, not from the other two classes. She and about six other teacher’s carry the water, and the other 14 or so are second rate, or worse.

    If that ratio holds true, and drawing on the analogy of the North Dakota Wal-Mart, if honest appraisals and teacher development practices were in play, good teacher’s in her district would be in demand, and MUCH better paid.

    Teacher unions have utterly failed to do anything but preserve careers for incompetents AND hold down teacher pay. Great job! Should be PROUD!

  31. helenk3 says:


    another reason the obama channel msnbc is dead last in poll on trustworthy news outlets

  32. 1539days says:

    Remember when the GOP establishment declared war on the Tea Party? It looks like they brought a knife to a gun fight.

  33. SHV says:

    “HOUSTON, Texas–President Barrack Obama is proposing to send some of the illegal immigrant children currently being warehoused in South Texas to Baltimore, Maryland. The Obama Administration is getting pushback from Maryland officials on this proposal.”
    This is a terrific idea. The prediction is >200,000 Mexican and Central American minors will cross the Southwestern border this year; send them to Boston, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, etc. I suspect that they will be welcomed with open arms as opposed to xenophobic, racist Baltimore MD.

    • swanspirit says:

      Find the hometowns of the most ardent supporters of amnesty who are in the media and the bloggers who also support amnesty , and send them there PLEASE!

  34. helenk3 says:

    my mustang just left for Florida. On Saturday, the pod with my furniture and things will leave for Florida. On Tuesday i will leave for Florida. My computer will be disconnected and packed tomorrow.
    to all here, I SHALL RETURN. but it might be a while.

  35. lyn says:

    I like this PSA.

  36. helenk3 says:


    US embassy in Baghdad preparing contingency plans to evacuate if neccessary. hope the backtrack bunch give them more help than they gave those at Benghazi

  37. helenk3 says:


    very interesting perspective on Iraq situation

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